Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘West Chester’

Which Water Heater Is the Right Fit for Your Home?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

water-heater-tankEven though it’s warm right now, there’s one heating system most of us cannot imagine life without at any time of year—the water heater. When you find you need a new water heater, it can be a stressful time, as you don’t want to be without hot water for long but you also have the opportunity to shop around and find the unit that is truly the best fit for your home.

The best way to find a water heater that works for your household is to consult a trained plumber. However, we want to help you get started by outlining some of the basics of new water heater installation.

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Run Constantly?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

working-on-outside-unit-ACThere’s something comforting about the sound of the air conditioner in your home starting up for its next cycle–unless it never stops. Your air conditioner should only run until it reaches the temperature on the thermostat. Of course, on a hotter day, it will take longer to do so. Still, an air conditioner that runs nonstop, day and night, is not going to do the job properly.

So what’s going on with your air conditioner? And can you solve the problem on your own? That depends, but you can learn more by reading on or contacting one of our experienced AC technicians.

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Spring Reminder: Change the Air Filter and Get the AC Ready

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

AC-filter-air-filtrationAs allergy season approaches, you might notice that the people in your household are sneezing and coughing a little more. Changing the air filter may help to alleviate allergy symptoms, which is part of why we recommend doing so each month or so. But did you know that this serves a different purpose when it comes to the state of your air conditioning system?

Changing the filter can actually help air flow through your air conditioner with ease and prevent sudden system failure. But that’s not the only step to take to prepare your air conditioner for spring. Read on to learn the importance of changing the air filter and what else you should do to get your AC ready for spring.

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Boiler Kettling: What Is It? Should I Be Worried?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Bang! Pop! Clank! We’ve heard homeowners describe a common boiler noise in many different ways, but it’s usually the same culprit: kettling.

Boiler kettling is something that has many causes and many solutions, but the fact remains that you should always have a professional heating technician provide the service it needs. This is the only person who knows just how to diagnose the issue and how to safely make repairs without causing further harm.

Still, it’s nice to know what may be the cause, and whether or not your home is in danger. Check out more on the basics of kettling in a boiler in the guide below.question-mark

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4 Things to Know When Shopping for a New Furnace

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We know it can be difficult to tell what direction to go in when you’re looking around for a new furnace. You might be unsure of where to start or which type of furnace is right for your home. You may be worried that you’re getting ripped off with a furnace that claims to be more efficient than others on the market. If you want to make sure you get the right furnace for your home, check out our expert advice.

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Don’t Skip This Important Service This Season

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Heating maintenance (or a heating tune-up) is one of the most important services you can schedule for your home before the winter starts! We’re barely moving into fall, but that does not mean it’s too soon to start thinking about the performance of your heating system. Wait too long, and you may be too late!

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How Humidity Affects Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The humidity in the air is not limited to the outdoors. If there’s a high amount of water vapor in the outdoor air, it’s probably carrying over to the indoors as well. And, if you don’t take care of it, the humidity could affect your air conditioner as well. Read about two common problems caused by high levels of moisture in the air in the guide below, then check out how you can maintain your system to prevent these issues.

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3 Signs You Should Schedule AC Repair Right Now

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Not sure if that problem with your air conditioner is really that big of a deal? It could get a lot worse if you let the issue go on for too long. But you don’t want to spend the money if you don’t have to! To help you out, we provide a few signs here that your air conditioner should be serviced as soon as possible.

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Do You Have Enough Air Filtration?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Every air conditioning and heating system that heats up air and moves it through the vents should have an air filter. This filter serves two major purposes. It can clean the air of some of the allergens and irritants that fill it. But its major design purpose is to protect the air conditioning system from the potential damage of incoming debris.

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How Important Is It That I Change My Air Filter?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Your HVAC system’s air filter is likely not something you think about very often. There are many things about your air conditioner that should be left to a professional to inspect, service, and repair. However, your air filter is not one of these things. Changing your air filter is one task that not only can you do on your own, you should be doing on a regular basis. Doing so is vital to your cooling system’s performance and efficiency.

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